Friday, September 4, 2009

Common behavioral symptoms of autism and/or Asperger’s syndrome

I just thought this is amazingly on the money. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, it probably doesn’t matter anyway, so just ignore this.

  • a difficulty conceptualizing the other person's perspective and priorities
  • limited skills in persuasion
  • a tendency to be confrontational and rigid
  • reluctance to change a decision and admit a mistake
  • an aversion to being interrupted
  • a compulsion for completion
  • a tendency to punish rather than praise
  • a tendency to avoid demands
  • a lack of knowledge of alternative strategies [1]


  • superficially perfect expressive language
  • formal pedantic language
  • odd prosody, peculiar voice characteristics [2]

Then add obsessive compulsion and clinical topical fixation to the above? I’m just sayin’, is all.

Anyway, next real post hopefully coming up over the weekend.


  • Atwood, Tony (1998). The complete guide to Asperger's syndrome. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2006. ISBN:1843104954.


[1] Atwood, pp. 119-120
[2] ibid pp. 36

Further reading